October 6, 2021

A Night of Prayer

by David Alexander

Thoughts from David Alexander

Dear First Family, 

As I am sure you are already aware, our community was shaken today by the news that there was a shooting this morning at Timberview High School. We all have more questions than answers. I expect that you have had the same unsettled feeling in the pit of your stomach that I have had while watching the latest news from today’s tragic event. 

There are no magic words that I or anyone else can share to cease our uncertainty, quiet our concern or bring immediate relief to our grief. Moments like these are when we are most grateful that God loves us through our loss. 

God is big enough to hear whatever we need to express. God’s heart of grace declares that whatever we are feeling right now is ok. 

This Sunday we will once again gather as a community, and we will do so with two key purposes in mind. 

  1. To be with one another. 
  2. To proclaim again our faith in Christ – the light that shines in the darkness which darkness cannot overcome.

I hope you will join us in person or online this weekend. 

In the meantime, I want you to know that we will have several opportunities this evening for you to pray and receive support and prayers from others. 

First, our students will be gathering from 6:30 – 8pm in the Loft worship space. Our Student Ministry staff will be available to connect and pray with our students. We will have several counselors from our church who will be available as well. 

Secondly, we will be opening our main Sanctuary space at 7pm for anyone who would like to come and pray. Several of our pastors will also be present if you would like to receive prayer. You are welcome to come anytime from 7 – 8pm. 

Finally, I will be going live at 7pm on all our online platforms for a time of prayer for anyone who would like to connect in that way. 

We are here to help. If there is anything that we can do to support you or your family, please do not hesitate to let us know. 

I love you, 

Pastor David

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